How well does the HTC One A9 camera perform? Well, photos speak louder than a thousand review articles. The HTC One A9 packs a 13MP rear camera with OIS, f/2.0 aperture, sapphire glass lens, and supports full Pro manual mode as well as capturing images in RAW format. To top it off, the front-facing HTC UltraPixel camera can capture three times more light than a conventional camera, allowing you to take the perfect selfie even during dark, nighttime parties.
Having said that, I am not a partygoer. My smartphone album consists of photos of my coffee mug and office keyboard…so I have turned to some of my more charismatic friends to help me demonstrate the HTC One A9 camera in a much more interesting way.
Let me introduce Spencer, a guy who boasts the most unique skillset I have ever seen: bartender/owner, engineer, photographer, judo black belt and trainer…and the biggest Android geek I know. Asking him to try the HTC One A9 camera feels like asking a kid to taste-test candies; his excitement and knowledge of the phone is inspiring. With his help, we tested the heck out of the RAW image capture and enhancement features. So, without further ado, let’s get RAW!
And now let’s hear what Spencer thinks of the HTC One A9 camera:
“Camera UI was intuitive and quick, snappy transitions between effects and different capture modes. In daylight, the camera was fast with almost no lag.
“Body of camera is quite nice in the hand, elongated shape is comfortable as opposed to a wider frame. Overall build quality of speakers, screen, button placement (and material) are aesthetically pleasing.
“Very fast with obvious UI improvements that refine the features found in Lollipop – everything just worked and most options were available without much thought, just ‘intuition’.”
So, what do you think of the photos? Let us know in the comments!
*This post contributed by our HTC Taiwan colleague Jude Wang